Taking a closer look at the Bear Archery Montana Longbow made me realize what a fantastic longbow it actually is!
It uses modern technology in such a smart way that the traditional aspect of archery does not get lost even a bit.
Read on to learn everything you should know about the Montana Longbow before you buy one:
Name: Bear Archery Montana Longbow
Bow Type: Longbow
AMO Bow Length: 64″
Draw Weights: 45, 50, 55, 60 LBS
Draw Length: 26″- 28″
Arrow Rest/Shelf: Yes
Bow Tips: Reinforced
Availability: Right Hand
Materials Used: “Future Wood”, White Maple, Black Fiberglass, Leather
Bowstring: D97 Flemish String
Best Place To Buy: Amazon.com
The Montana Longbow has a bow length of 64″.
The AMO length was used for measuring the bow which means that the actual length would be 61″. When using the AMO way, we measure the string on a strung bow and add 3 inches!
Be careful when you buy a new string!
Some strings will say AMO 64″, others will just say 64″.
For the Montana Longbow, you either need an AMO 64″ or a normal 61″ bowstring.
Keep that in mind if you need a new string for your Montana longbow.
At the moment there are five draw weights available.
30, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60 LBS.
If you are a complete beginner, you should be able to draw a 30 LBS bow, but you might want to try one first at an archery range.
The Montana longbow has also a little reflex/deflex which makes it even faster and more powerful.
It is perfect for traditional bow hunters.
Just get a nice broadhead arrow and you are ready to hunt.
When ordering your bow, make sure you get the right one. Choose “RH” when you need a right-hand bow, and “LH” when you need a left-hand bow.
Not all draw weights are available for left-handed shooters, unfortunately.
I love the look of this bow!
The black and white of the limbs look very classy and the riser with the leather grip gives it a traditional touch and feel.
Instead of an arrow rest like recurve bows or compound bows have, this longbow features an arrow shelf to make it easier to control the loaded arrow.
The arrow shelf is covered with leather, too, which doesn’t slow down the arrow when it leaves the bow.
The tips of the bow are reinforced and can handle high-performance string materials. You don’t need to use the included Flemish String if you want to use a modern bowstring.
But know that the Flemish String is a fantastic and powerful bowstring.
The Montana Longbow is a traditional bow, so it doesn’t feature any bow sight.
Instead, you will have to shoot and aim instinctively.
That’s the first thought that came to my mind when trying the Montana Longbow.
The bow is designed in a way that hand shock is almost non-existent, which increases the accuracy of the bow immensely.
It also lets you shoot the bow for a long time without tiring too quickly.
I couldn’t believe that a bow of that draw weight could be that silent without using any string silencers.
Of course, you need to be able to draw the bow. But if you can handle the minimum of 45 LBS you won’t find another longbow that has such a smooth draw and release like the Bear Archery Montana Longbow.
It surprised me when I tried to draw it for the first time!
From that, you can see what difference a high-quality bow can make.
I recommend that you get the bow if your draw length is at least 26″.
If it’s 26″ or higher you will have a blast shooting the Montana Longbow.
If your draw length is under 26″ I would recommend getting another bow.
Here’s a great and detailed video about the Bear Montana Longbow:
I do own a recurve bow and have shot with compound bows many times, too.
But deep in my heart, I am still the traditional archer I became when I started with archery more than 15 years ago.
Traditional archery means to me, that every bullseye I hit has come from my own effort and training!
There is no technical stuff that makes it easier for me.
It is only the bow and my skill that makes the arrow fly toward the target.
I can lose myself in the routine of drawing and releasing so that I forget all the worries of the real world for some time.
It is very relaxing and my favorite way of finding some peace of mind.
And it is even more fun and relaxing with the Montana Longbow.
I have never shot with such an ease and precision like with that bow here.
I think the Montana Longbow is worth every cent!
Of all the longbows I have shot in my life, I had the most fun with this one.
True, you can be a successful archer with a cheaper bow, but once you have shot a high-quality boy you will know the difference and will never look back.
If you want a powerful longbow, that has a smooth draw and release, has no real hand shock, and is accurate like no other longbow, the Bear Archery Montana Longbow is the right bow for you.
There is nothing really bad I can say about the bow itself.
Have you ever shot this bow or any other longbow?
Or do you prefer shooting recurve bows or compound bows?
Leave a comment below and tell me.
Have fun with your new longbow!